NHC tracking the movement of Hurricane Agatha in Pacific

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We’re less than a week out from the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the National Hurricane Center is watching the southern part of the Bay of Campeche.

Right now the first named storm of the season for the Pacific hurricane season has been named, Hurricane Agatha. In the coming days Agatha will likely cross over Mexico into the Bay of Campeche where development is possible. At that point it would become an Atlantic storm. If it did continue to develop it would be named Alex, our first named storm of the season.

Agatha is currently a tropical storm located roughly 200 miles west-southwest of Puerto Angel Mexico with max winds of 75 mph.

Latest NHC Update:

Southwest Gulf of Mexico and Northwest Caribbean Sea: A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico or northwestern Caribbean Sea by the middle of next week. Some gradual development is possible thereafter while the system drifts generally eastward or northeastward.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

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